Dr. Clara Rivera, MD

Dr. Clara Rivera, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Clara Rivera, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Forest Hills, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from San Juan Bautista School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and plastic surgery.Read her story

11241 Queens Blvd Ste Llb

Forest Hills, NY 11375

Contact Information

(718) 261-1759

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rivera performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Trigger Finger
high
more than 85% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
normal
more than 71% of peers
Trigger Finger Release
normal
more than 71% of peers

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Dr. Rivera's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rivera "Clara Rivera, MD is a board-certified surgeon specializing in both plastic surgery and hand surgery. She provides a variety of services to her patients including skin cancer removal, body contouring, trigger finger treatment, carpal tunnel surgery, breast reduction procedures, treatment for hand/wrist fractures, tummy tucks, and the removal of ganglion cysts. Dr. Rivera has over 35 years of experience and is well liked by her patients -- many of whom have given her positive reviews -- as well as her peers. Dr. Rivera looks forward to serving her patients who live in and around the Forest Hills, New York area. Dr. Rivera attended San Juan Bautista School of Medicine where she eventually received her medical degree in 1980. She completed two internships at Lincoln Hospital, the first in 1980 and the second in 1982. In 1985, Dr. Rivera completed her residency at Hurley Med Center. She also completed two Fellowships, the first at Carter's Med College in 1992. She completed her second Fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester in 1994, and she continues to maintain her board certifications by completing continuing education classes in her areas of specialization."
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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cleft Lip
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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31  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 11/16/2015
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: 11375
    State: New York
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • San Juan Bautista School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Lincoln Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Hurley Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Lincoln Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Carter's Med College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rivera has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Rivera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rivera's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rivera to family and friends
3 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Rivera's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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